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 By Patti Poteete    Columns    October 22, 2020 

She's Dressing Up For Halloween Regardless

Halloween is coming! I suppose that announcement is unnecessary if you are a parent, grandparent or...

 

Leave Me Alone - I've Made Up My Mind!

Normally, I enjoy television commercials. Some are silly with street-smart, high-fiving squirrels an...

 

A Gnome And A Few Days In The Woods

This has been a tough year for everyone - global pandemic, wildfires, hurricanes, job losses,...

 

She Finally Found Those Flip-Flops

During the "Great Clean-out of 2018" from our medium-sized home to our 22-foot travel-trailer...

 

The Job Of Mother Never Expires

I'm a bit maudlin lately as my job as "mother" recently expired. Every mother knows the day will...

 

Finding Peace Of Mind Where You Can

COVID-19. The Presidential race. The economy. Unintentional bombs. Health care. PPEs. Racism. Gun...

 
 By Patti Poteete    Columns    July 30, 2020

Waiting In Line For The Big Test

We were the 16th car in line, even though we had arrived early. I didn't look behind us to see how...

 
 By Patti Poteete    Columns    July 16, 2020

She'll Take Flamingoes Over Diamonds

It is said that "diamonds are a girl's best friend." Not for this girl. Oh, don't get me wrong. I li...

 
 By Patti Poteete    Columns    July 2, 2020

No More Plumber's Helper For Her

"Let's fix that pipe problem today," said Mr. Right, watching my reaction as he drank his morning...

 
 By Patti Poteete    Columns    June 18, 2020

Ask The Mothers - They Know How To Love

It would be irresponsible of me not to write about the Black Lives Matter protests happening across...

 
 By Patti Poteete    Columns    June 4, 2020

Stayin' Alive Depsite Life's Many Dangers

My life is in danger. As a matter of fact, all our lives are in danger over and above Covid-19. For...

 
 By Patti Poteete    Opinion    May 21, 2020

It's About Time To Change The Subject

Change of subject. Forget about Covid-19 for minute if you can. Let's talk about the weather. After...

 
 By Patti Poteete    Columns    May 7, 2020

Consider All The Little Bits Of Joy

I sat in the garden and prayed today. After six weeks of self-inflicted isolation, it gets harder...

 

The Real Crisis - We All Need Haircuts!

I need a haircut. My nails look like I’ve been gardening without gloves ... because I have. I...

 
 By Patti Poteete    Opinion    April 9, 2020

Locking Out Little Dude Is Part Of The Process

On the 14th day of our self-isolation from the pandemic, the President upped the time in seclusion...

 

Don't Forget The Hand Sanitizer Or Else!

We were at the post office for the last time to ship a package purchased from our online resale...

 

Jazz Hands Don't Really Help Here

"C'mon back!" I shouted, waving my arms around pretending to be one of those people who direct...

 

Pack Up Pooch With Whatever He Needs

Before adopting Noodles the Wonder Dog a few years ago, Mr. Right and I agreed on the standards we...

 

Yes, It's All About Unconditional Love

A long ago acquaintance once told me that her husband was the most romantic man she’d ever known....

 

Brightly Colored Birds Of A Feather

Sitting in the suburban Los Angeles backyard of Mr. Right’s mother, we heard the commotion about...

 

You Are What You Drive - Or Are You?

I have a theory that the make and model of the vehicle a person drives is in direct correlation to w...

 

Is Honesty Really The Best Policy, Folks?

Honesty may be the best policy, but people don’t like to hear the truth. I’ve been told that I... Full story

 

Where Have All The Whoppers Gone?

I don't Trick-or-Treat any more - after all, I'm a grownup - but that doesn't stave my craving for...

 

She'll Need To Brush Up To Teach Toddler ''

“Wanna learn about football?” I asked Little Dude on a recent Saturday. Mr. Right and I were wat...

 

Life Is A Full-Time Adventure At This Point

I just turned 62 and I am the happiest I’ve ever been in my life. That doesn’t mean I don’t...

 

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